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easy, low-carb sausage balls

I’m all about meal-prepping. Life is busy. I don’t have time to cook every night. (Or every other night, for that matter.) Besides, I’m usually just cooking for me, so there’s not point in putting out a lot of effort for every meal.

I try to meal prep for the week on Sundays. And I’m trying to choose lower-carb meals and foods, to help me lose weight and get healthier. So, when someone told me about these easy, low-carb sausage balls a few weeks ago—and let me try one—I was all over it.


  • breakfast sausage
  • shredded cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, whatever you prefer)
  • pickled jalapenos (can omit for less spice)
  • Shake-N-Bake pork coating (can be omitted, but it’s really tasty)

There aren’t any specific measurements for this recipe. Since I was meal-prepping for the week, I used two small rolls of pork breakfast sausage, probably a cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese, 1/4 of a cup of chopped pickled jalapenos, and one package of Shake-N-Bake.

Mix the first three ingredients together, then form sausage balls of whatever size you want. Mine were probably about 3 tablespoons each. Then roll the balls in the Shake-N-Bake to coat, and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees until brown. (I baked mine for about 28 minutes, until they were nicely browned…which I forgot to take pictures of.)

sausage balls

Verdict:  easy, tasty, versatile, easy to transport…and, by my calculations, about 2 grams of carbs per one good-sized sausage ball.



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